PepsiCo and Tesco partner again for new bagless multipack trial

NEW ‘bagless’ multipacks of Snack A Jacks are being trialled in Tesco stores in a move which sees the snack use 86% less plastic on its outer packaging.

The new multipack packaging is made from a tape-like strip which holds together five individuals packets of Snack A Jacks.

PepsiCo, owner of Snack A Jacks, said that the outer tape – as well as the individual packets – qualify as recyclable under the UK On-Pack Recycling Label Scheme (OPRL) and can be recycled at flexible packaging collection points in supermarkets.

It marks the organisation’s third packaging trial with Tesco in recent months, after it previously trialled a new cardboard design on Walkers multipacks and paper-based outer packaging on Walkers Baked multipacks.

PepsiCo said the trials have been made possible following its investment of over £2 million  in new equipment to enhance reduced plastic packaging capabilities at Walkers’ Skelmersdale site in Lancashire, where Snack A Jacks are made.

Gareth Callan, packaging sustainability lead at PepsiCo UK and Ireland, said, “Our new bagless multipack design is an innovative example of the solutions we’re exploring to reduce virgin fossil plastic use across our portfolio. We’re looking forward to assessing this new format as part of our commitment to creating a world where packaging never becomes waste.